Original Joe’s is the quintessential, classic San Francisco dining experience. A fabric of the City for 75 years, it is located in the heart of the historic and majestic North Beach, a mecca for natives, tourists, and culinary aficionados alike.View Private Dining Details
As always, OJ never disappoints. I continue to try different items on the menu, and have yet to have something I did not like.
Great food in a great atmosphere.
Service & food was terrific.
You never leave Joe’s hungry!
This is a perfect place for a romantic date. The restaurant is just beautiful with the feel of an upscale vintage dinner. The Service is beyond anything I had ever seen: polite, on time, and conversational.
The food is really what I have to rave about. They first come out with bread and homemade butter that just melts in your mouth. As a starter I suggest the artichoke dip, it is phenomenal and just tasty. For main courses is you love meat, the filet mignon, and new york strip are always the way to go. If you are vegetarian, the Eggplant Parmigiano is perfection. Last for dessert there is no other option that the Butter Cake served with ice cream on top! Just a perfect way to end your meal.
They have both indoor and outdoor seating, and they are both beautiful. I prefer outdoor because of the beautiful lights and it is very romantic!
It is decently priced but the food and atmosphere are worth it.
Seated right away and didn’t make us wait until entire party arrived. Service was excellent and food even better.
Best experience of the week in SF. Service was the best I’ve ever had in the world! Heather made our last night in SF unforgettable!
good food and service, will come back again. If you can heat up the bread, that may be better.
After bringing some of my family here a few months ago, I brought the rest this last weekend. The food and ambiance brought me back but was extremely disappointed this time. Although food was still great, the wait staff ruined the experience. First, we were shoved into a back room, which we thought was due to our party size, but realized since there were plenty of tables large enough for us, we feel it was due to needing a high chair. That back room was probably 20deg hotter than the rest of the restaurant. Next, the staff seemed to be oblivious to the fact we had an infant at the table - constantly reaching over him, putting hot plates immediately in front of him, sharp knives .... And when dessert was brought, the waiter hit my grandson in the head with the plate!!!!! I've been trying to contact the manager since but apparently I need to do the 2 hour drive to corner them.
Great place, nostalgic , fun place to people watch and have a great dinner. Lots of history. Services, food and drinls were exemplary .
There's a reason this restaurant has been around since before WWII. The food is simply incredible! The meatballs melt in your mouth. The pork chops and the filet are thick and tasty. The raviolis are better than my college roommate's grandmother (who was straight off the boat!) The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and make you feel like family. It's a little noisy because of the hardwood floors, but well worth the experience.
Very disappointed. First time I was there the service and food were very good. Thus the second visit. Restaurant was extremely noisy. Food was luke warm and greasy ( California scramble.).There was a large party of women in the entrance area that were so loud we could not have a conversation. Probably will not go back.
Great traditional Italian restaurant going into its 81st year. We can see way it has done well all these years as it offer classic fare in a nice setting. Will go back again,
Love the hamburger steak and steak fries here and that's what I go for. Love my servers, Amanda, Julie and Kelli too! The bus boy Daniel is good also! It's nice to be treated so well by the staff! I love the spaghetti and meatballs too but hamburger steak has my heart. Love that Original Joe's serves Boudin bread too. It's my favorite!
I love Original Joe's. It has become our "go to" spot in SF.
Outstanding! Great service ! Great food! Great atmosphere! Great location! It is a perfect
Restaurant to mee with your friends! So San Francisco and as a first generation San Francisco it warms my heart ! You will not be disappointed!
My entree came quickly but was temperate- not hot.
Always great food and great service! We spend all Birthdays and Anniversary’s at Original Joe’s in SF! Thank you for being so awesome!!
Fun time with family
Busy, busy on a late Sunday afternoon. Went for nostalgic reasons, for a feel of old San Francisco that I wanted to share with my 11-year-old grandniece. The elegant Fior d' Italia is gone, but the location remains vibrant. However, the casual dining and demonstration cooking of original Original Joe's is nearly erased. So we go forward with something new, more expensive and noisy. Can't live in the past. The service was very good and the wait staff hustled to bring meals quickly. The presentation was adequate. The food was OK Italian-Americano; the portions generous. Quite a few multi-generational families dining with children, nice to see. Tempting desert menu. Fun. And, warm chocolate cake with a candle for my grandniece was perfect.
Great service and even better food. Entire staff work very hard at making you feel a home. The food is excellent, the menu has a great assortment to choose from and we would not visit San Francisco with eating here at least once. Just a all round great outing.
I was asked if I had a special occasion and noted my husbands birthday but it was not acknowledged by the staff. We were in a hurry so it didn't matter but if that area is filled out it would be good for them to acknowledge it.
Our party of four were early for our 6:00pm Reservation,however a table was ready & we were seated promptly. Wait staff was very attentive & service started.
The food was delicious,well prepared & presented.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening & will return.
Excellent food. Able to be seated early. Excellent service.
Terrific decor and excellent food. Happiest wait staff I have seen in a very long time! They really seem to enjoy working with each other. Nice to see.
February 24/special lunch w/ high school friends! Fantastic service by David (server)table #211...pleasant & personable...an OJ asset!
Great service, great food. Food was hot through our meal. Heated plates kept my spaghetti piping hot. The sreaks looked amazing will try next time.
Great food, service and location. We always have a great dining experience at Original Joe''s. I highly recommend it.
Original Joe’s is always great. The New York was outstanding the ravioli and sauce was the best. Hell even the butter for the bread was great. Can’t miss place.
AS ALWAYS JOE'S IS FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT AND WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS FOOD
Celebrated my son's 10th birthday. Food was delicious, something for everyone. We'll definitely be back.
Fun restaurant. Delicious food. Great service.
This is a happenin' place in North Beach! Great food, very attentive service, good cocktails and wine list. We always enjoy our experience at Original Joe's. It was a VERY energetic crowd around 8pm on a Sunday night, so plan around busy times if you don't want to strain to hear your companions.
Another San Francisco "original" that is not to be missed. The menu is Italian...mostly. Their hamburger looked very good although I opted for the egglplant parmigiana (and was not disappointed.) Definitely get reservations. A chair at the kitchen bar is fun as is a table close to the kitchen just to watch the precision of experienced service staff make your day. This place was fun, reasonably priced, and very good. (And don't forget desert!)
Service was superlative. We ordered steak and one came medium rare rather than medium well. History of the place was a plus, but noise level was higher than we preferred.
We visited Original Joe's for my son's most recent birthday. Rose, our server, was both professional and courteous--even at the end of her shift--and the teamwork by the wait staff was admirable. As usual, the food was excellent. It was the first time that I enjoyed their lasagna and thought it was the best that I have ever had. It is hard not to have an enjoyable experience here! Go!
Sunday Brunch was excellent and service was friendly. What more do you need?
Having eaten at the Original Joe's before it burned down many years ago, and just eaten at the new location on Union Street, there is the same excellent food and drinks. With a party of six there is a very little wait for our table around 8:00PM and our waiter was great and the food was great and fast to our table. Great restaurant and will return again and again.
Order fettuccine Alfredo and it was a tiny portion for $20.95. The service was ok. Would like to see more for my money.
My wife and I love Original Joe’s and we try to get there two or three times a year. The food and waiter service is exceptional. Our only complaint was with a young host who was less then stellar. We arrived a half hour early and were told to check back at 6:30 when our reservation was for. We checked back twice and on the second time we were treated like we were really bugging this young man. It was too bad because we have never encountered an “attitude” at OJ. We will be back, but we hope that the host staff can be inserviced in customer care.
Ordered filet magnon medium and it came uncooked. Service nothing special.